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James Albert "Big Jim" Dials

James Albert "Big Jim" Dials, 80, of Wabash, IN, and with ties to Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, at 3:05 a.m., at Parkview Health Randallia in Fort Wayne.

Mr. Dials retired from Container Corporation in Wabash after 43 1/2 years. He was a former member of the Hanna Masonic Lodge in Wabash.

He was born on Dec. 17, 1941, in Wayland, KY, to John and Virgie Phipps Dials. He married Diane Grogg on April 9, 1966, in Wabash. She survives in Wabash.

Additional survivors include three children, Jerilyn (Chris) Ammons, of Roann, Rob Dials and Jamie (Jennifer) Dials, both of Wabash; five grandchildren, Scott Ammons, of Warsaw, Kalie (Gabe Hoagland) Ammons, of North Manchester, Dustin (Bethaney Porter) Powers, Carter Dials, and Jessica Adams, all of Wabash; and three siblings, Geneva Jennings, of Wabash, Sarah Hartley of Huntington, and Mark Dials, of Warsaw.

There will be a service held at a later date. Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

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